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Texan spiders weaved a giant web

September 12 2007

Several species of spiders wove a huge 182-meter-wide web in the trees and shrubs in the Texas park. Heavy rains that have been in the summer created excellent conditions to feed the spiders, which are combining their efforts, weaved a giant web. Its threads, which has become entangled many mosquitoes and other insects, occupied part of the Park Lake Tawakoni State Park, located 72 km east of Dallas.

"Usually they are cannibals and weave some webs. They were comfortable together, because they have a lot of food," - said Allen Dean, an entomologist, University of Texas.

Dean examined the 250 insects found on a web of 12 families of spiders. The most common in this community was a family Tetragnathidae, whose members typically weave individual web in the form of a circle, transfers RIA Novosti.

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